Podcast: Meet Mari Montesano, LCSW

Mari Montesano, LCSW, was named CMH’s 2019 Spirit of Caring winner in the caregiver category.

Meet oncology social worker Mari Montesano, LCSW. She works with cancer patients and their families at the CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative.

Mari was named CMH’s caregiver winner of the 2019 Spirit of Caring Award. The co-worker who nominated Mari for this award wrote, “In my years of working with her, she has never said ‘no’ when I come to her for assistance for a patient, no matter what else she has going on. I know sometimes she is pulled from the Cancer Center to cover the ER, pediatrics or the hospital, but I never hear her complain, and she never lets anything fall through. I don’t think I have ever worked with someone of Mari’s caliber in social work in terms of personal integrity, skill and knowledge base. She is a calming presence in often turbulent waters for patients and sometimes turmoil in the clinic. Our [cancer] center would not be what it is without her.”

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